2017 World Series of Poker

Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1c
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
500,000 / 1,000,000

Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1c Completed

Mark Johnson Jr Cruises Through Event 5C: $565 Colossus III No-Limit Hold'Em

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Mark Johnson Jr
Mark Johnson Jr

Event 5C: $565 Colossus III No-Limit Hold'Em has come to an end with 109 players bagging chips to return on Day 2. Everyone who bagged chips is guaranteed a minimum of $1,480.

Mark Johnson Jr had an impressive day, running up a stack to $368,000. Johnson has cashed in seven previous WSOP events dating back to 2014, for a total of $309,000 in live tournament earnings. The Michigan native will be looking for a big score in this event when it resumes on June 5th for Day 2. Alexander Borteh (365,000) is nipping on his heels, and Matt Holtzman (356,000) won a big hand at the end of the day to close in on the chip lead.

Late registration closed after six levels, and there was a total of 3,102 entries — the largest flight thus far. Like yesterday, the action was fast, and players were eliminated quickly. The bubble burst just after level 12 began, and 466 players were guaranteed at least $832.

Some notables that entered Day 1C but were eliminated prior to the money include Mike Leah, Kathy Liebert, Joey Weissman, Joseph Chuong, Kenny Hallaert, Kristen Bicknell, and Scott Montgomery. A couple notable players still remaining in the field are five-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris Ferguson (284,000) and Frederico Butterino (121,000) who will be returning on Day 2.

Here is a look at some of the top chip stacks at the conclusion of play, with a full list being posted at the end of all of the Day 1 flights. There is still action happening in Day 1D of the Colossus III and you can follow it all here http://bit.ly/17wsop_e5.

Player Chips Progress
Tonio Roder de
Tonio Roder
Alexander Borteh us
Alexander Borteh
409,000 409,000
Matthew Holtzman us
Matthew Holtzman
Mark Johnson Jr us
Mark Johnson Jr
368,000 -25,000
Christopher Haydt us
Christopher Haydt
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
309,000 221,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Gavin O'Rourke ie
Gavin O'Rourke
298,000 -76,000
Christopher Delgrande us
Christopher Delgrande
Kevin Grabel us
Kevin Grabel
Seth Foster us
Seth Foster
276,000 52,000
Thomas Hall gb
Thomas Hall
WSOP 1X Winner
Joe Berry us
Joe Berry
Daniel Trush us
Daniel Trush
248,000 -59,000
Franklin Connell us
Franklin Connell
Dawn Mougel us
Dawn Mougel
Mark Jones us
Mark Jones
224,000 -26,000
Elliot Bloch us
Elliot Bloch
Robert Moreno us
Robert Moreno
Nachman Berlin us
Nachman Berlin
Tyler Thompson us
Tyler Thompson
207,000 -26,000
Matthew Krier us
Matthew Krier
Pfizer Jordan us
Pfizer Jordan
187,000 -70,000
Terry Fleischer us
Terry Fleischer
187,000 -13,000
Matt Lushim us
Matt Lushim
Jason Li us
Jason Li

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Tags: Alexander BortehChris FergusonJoey WeissmanKathy LiebertKenny HallaertKristen BicknellMike LeahScott Montgomery

Final Level of the Night

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante

This is the final level of the evening, with only 130 players remaining. Everyone will soon be playing their final hand, after which they can decide to bag their chips and return on Day 2 or surrender their chips, take the cash prize of $1,480, and try to run up a stack in another flight.

Level: 18

Blinds: 3,000/6,000

Ante: 500

Hall Moving to the Top

Level 17 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

The board was {K-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{K-Hearts}, and one player was all-in. The main pot had around 45,000 in it, and there was already a side pot of around 60,000. Tom Hall bet 71,000, and his opponent instantly called. Hall tabled {K-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, and his opponent showed {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}. Hall scooped both pots while continuing his trek through the $333 WSOP Online Event as well.

Player Chips Progress
Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
350,000 224,000

Tags: Tom Hall

Level: 17

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500

Haixia Zhang Rivers a Straight

Level 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

With one player already all-in, Haixia Zhang was heads-up with another opponent for a side pot. The board was {K-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, and Zhang bet 55,000. Her opponent called, Zhang tabled {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for a straight, and her opponent mucked his cards. The all-in player also threw his cards away sending both pots to Zhang who now was over 300,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Haixia Zhang us
Haixia Zhang
330,000 324,700
WSOP 1X Winner

Pfizer Jordan Loses a Little, Takes a Lot

Level 16 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

In back-to-back hands, Pfizer Jordan tangled with one of his counterparts on the table. First, Jordan called an all-in from his opponent with the board reading {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Jordan was ahead with {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} vs his opponent's {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}, but a seven on the turn gave his opponent a straight doubling him up to 128,000.

In the next hand, the same opponent opened to 9,000 from early position and Jordan raised to 23,000. His opponent put out a four-bet to 45,000 and Jordan called. The flop came {K-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and his opponent bet 41,000. Jordan raised all-in for 126,000 putting his opponent to the test. The clock was eventually called and the player was given 30 seconds to act. He eventually folded and Jordan showed a {6-Spades} but kept the other card hidden.

Player Chips Progress
Pfizer Jordan us
Pfizer Jordan

Level: 16

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 500